GINA Audio Triggers
I have created a set of Audio Triggers for use with Gimagukk's Incantatory Notation Apparatus (GINA) audio trigger application. These triggers have been collated from various sources, as well as numerous additional ones created by myself.
Please Note: All of the triggers have been tweaked for the needs of myself and my guild on the Antonious Bayle server, so they may need editing to meet your own/own guild's requirements. Also, some might not meet your specific needs, so you may want to delete some triggers.
If you have any audio triggers which are not in the above file, then feel free to send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I shall look at adding them in!
Warning about the 29 April 2014 patch: Added the ability to throttle log writes instead of opening the file and writing every line each time. The command is /loginterval [seconds]. When set to 0 it will not throttle at all. By default this is set to one (1) second.
Please Note: Changing the /loginterval to a larger number than 0 will have an impact on Audio Triggers, i.e. they will be delayed - which can be problematic during raids! However using Zero (0) will have an impact on harddisk life (due to constant read-write access). However a way round this is to store your log files on a RAM drive (click to expand).
Why isn't GINA working properly when I'm playing in full screen mode?
List of Audio Triggers
Click on the relevant heading to expand the list and see what Audio Triggers are included in the about GINA audio package.
Hazimil's Guide to installing, using and configuring GINA
How do I install GINA?
Go to the Gimagukk's Incantatory Notation Apparatus (GINA) website. Select Download from the left-hand side menu. Then select Download GINA from the displayed page. After a short moment you will get a pop-up window warning (see below), press Install.
Once installed, a GINA icon will appear on your desktop and the software will load.
How do I set-up GINA?
Now GINA is installed in default mode (see below), you may want to make some adjustments.
If you want to be compliant with my set of audio triggers (which we will come to), I suggest that you delete the 3 default Trigger groups, Class. Common and Raids (with a new/clean install of GINA). You do this by right-clicking on them and selecting Delete (see below).
Note: At some point the "Common" trigger group will reappear, don't worry about this, by deleting it above, we have ensured it is empty.
You now need to configure the settings, to access the settings menu, left-click on the blue button (see below) and select settings.
The default settings (General) is as below:
Suggested changes for settings (General), are:
Your settings (General), should now look like this:
The default settings (Sharing) is as below:
Suggested changes for settings (Sharing), are:
By making theses changes you ensure that when Hazimil shares an updated audio trigger (normally, via the Hazimil_Triggers channel), you will automatically benefit from it without having to do anything!
Your settings (Sharing), should now look like this:
The default settings (Log Maintenance) is as below:
Suggested changes for settings (Log Maintenance), are:
Your settings (Log Maintenance), should now look like this:
The settings (Advance) can be ignored and just left as they are.
If you have done the tasks above, GINA is now configured for use. There are now only 3 things left to do within GINA:
So, how do I import Hazimil's GINA audio trigger Package?
The first thing you need to do is download the audio package from the top of this page. Select the Hazimil's GINA audio package link, and when prompted save the file "Hazimil_GINA.zip" to you computer.
You now need to unzip the file, as you will be using Windows, the easier way to do this, is to right-click on the downloaded file and select "Extract All...", follow the prompts to extract the file (and remember where you put the file!).
Now load GINA (if not already loaded), and select the Sharing tab (see below).
Press the Import button, and select "From GINA Package File", then navigate to where you have extract the package file, highlight it and press Open (see below).
The Merge screen will now appear, ensure that "Automatically merge package for me" is ticked, and press Merge (see below).
The package is now merged and live within GINA (see below), however you now need to setup characters and allocate them to the triggers.
How do I set-up characters to be monitored?
You now need to tell GINA which logs you want monitoring and thus which characters, to do this press the character add button (see below).
This then loads the Character Editor (see below):
The first thing you need to do is select your character's log file, to do this you need to press the button with 3 dots (...) next to "Log File", this will bring up another window to allow you to navigate to the folder, and select the log file of your choice (see below).
Once you have selected the log file, the character editor will change to the following:
The only thing you might want to change here is your "Phonetic Name", as the voice software does seems to have trouble pronouncing some character names!!! Hazimil is fine, but Dadara sounds just weird! So if your name doesn't sound right when spoken (test by pressing the "play icon" button), you can play about with its spelling here.
Repeat this for all characters you want to monitor, when finished it should look like the following:
How do I assign triggers groups to characters?
You now need to allocate the trigger groups to each character, you do this by selecting a character name (which will now have a red box around it). You will notice that the trigger groups now have a tick-box in front of them, you now just need to tick the boxes for the triggers you want monitoring, for example for Hazimil, I want all Common, Mission and Raid triggers, but only the Paladin one's under class. See below for an example:
Note: You can toggle the triggers you want whenever you need them, so for example if you are not bothered about raiding House of Thule, you can un-tick that box and it will ignore any triggers for that expansion.
Repeat this for all characters.
How do I adjust how GINA displays timers and messages on the screen?
A nice feature of GINA is that you can tell it where you want the timer and text overlays to be displayed on your PC, as well as what font, font size and colour you want it to use! To adjust the default settings you need to go to the Overlays tab (see below):
To adjust the Text Overlays, select properties from the Default button (see below):
You should now see the following screen:
To adjust the Timer Overlays, select properties from the Default button (see below):
You should now see the following screen:
I suggest you just play around with these settings to get the best combination for your screen resolution, screen clutter and personal choices!
How do I clear the timers?
Some time's you can die on a raid or a raid wipes, a rare occasion, but it can happen! This can then leave some out-of-date GINA timers on your screen which need clearing. Also, when a raid night is over, you may have some timers still showing. You can clear these timers by one of the following methods:
The following audio triggers need an audio file allocated to them by yourselves
Some of the triggers use the built-in audio files from Hazimil's Everquest folder, therefore these may not work on your PC due to different installation paths. You will need to manually point to a different sound file to get audio alerts.
How do I setup EverQuest?
The only work that needs to be done in Everquest is ensuring that you have enable logs. To do this, for each character, use the command /log on within EverQuest.
Can Hazimil create a Trigger for me?
If you have a trigger need, I can help you and may be able to create it, but cannot guarantee I can get it working if its class specific to a class I don't play, but feel free to ask anyway.
All work done by Hazimil Skelyd, Ancient Dominion, Antonius Bayle